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《雙手刀》 Ssang Su Do - Double-Handed Saber


雙手刀 (Chn: Shuang Shou Dao, Krn: Ssang Su Do) is a long saber which is held with 2 hands. During the encounter with Japanese pirates, Ming Dynasty General Qi Ji-Guang managed to obtain the Kage-style scroll of Japanese swordsmanship, and later adapted them into his own troops' training. These were later drawn and found in the ancient manual 武備志 (Wu Bei Zhi), "Military Preparation Manual".


When the Ming Dynasty troops lent their assistance to Korea against the Japanese invasion, General Qi's Saber methods were taught to the Koreans. These were later adapted and included in the comprehensive Korean martial arts manual, Muye Dobo Tongji, under the Double-Hand Saber, "Ssang Su Do" chapter.


Contents (43 pages + 1 x Routine-Sheet):

  • Diagram of the Chinese Double-Hand Saber
  • Introduction & History
  • Illustrated Stances
  • Routine Sequence
  • Separate sheet for Full Illustrated Routine Sheet

Features to help you learn & understand:

  • Hanyu Pinyin pronounciation for all Chinese text
  • accompanying English translation


This E-Book is formatted to A5-size for easy printing.


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Thank you,

Jack Chen

Double-Handed Saber (Muye Dobo Tongji)

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